Network to promote waste reduction and help save landscape from being taken over by landfills.
Donation: Clothing, toys
Be sure items are clean and in good repair. If you would not use them, then do not donate them.
- Local places of worship
- Immigrant relocation programs
- Homeless Shelters
- Value Village
- Salvation Army
- International efforts - check on line
- Food pantries
Donation: Books, magazines
My favorite site to 'donate' books and magazine are Laundromats and any places people spend time waiting.
- Local library
- Prisons, correctional facilities
- Art centers
- Summer camps
- Senior Centers
- Nursing Homes Crossing (www.crossings.com) Track the life of your donated book.
Donation: Fabric, patterns, notions, sewing machines, yarns
Some landfills accept rags, cloth for recycling.
- Quilting circles (cottons, thread)
- Prayer Shawl groups
- Yarn shops
- Senior centers
Donation: Craft, art supplies
- Art schools
- Girl and Boy Scouts
- Day Care Centers
Donation: Medical equipment, eye glasses
- Lions Clubs
- Local pharmacies collect
Recycling of building materials, appliances
- Habitat For Humanity Re-store Store
E-cycling: cell phones, computers, cartridges
- Turtle wings: www.turtlewings.com Provides data destruction and de-installation services in the USA, with company background and details of services. Maryland.
- Cell phones: Can be reprogrammed with 911 for use by those who might need protection. Call local women shelters, sheriff or police departments.
- Ink Cartridges: Try Staples, HP accepts them in special mailers
Hazardous waste disposal: paints, oil, chemicals, cleaning products
Check with your local landfill or trash transfer station. Try to buy 'green' so proper disposal will not be a problem
Boxes, Packing materials
- U Haul for Used boxes
Self Help Organizations
- Messies Anonymous
Donation of Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles
- Many non profits offer this service i.e. www.kidneymd.org